Powered by EIT Urban Mobility, the E+ Mobility Acceleration Programme is once again searching for innovative urban mobility startups that solve challenges related to the fields of energy, micromobility, and shared mobility. Applications are open now and close on April 21!
Shaped by the need to transform into more sustainable and innovative societies, urban mobility is changing. From how we move from A to B to how we manage energy storage, startups and innovative entrepreneurs are coming up with different solutions that are transitioning societies towards user-centric, integrated and multimodal transport systems. EIT Urban Mobility aims to support these disruptive technologies to emerge, fueling a new, collaborative future for mobility in our cities.
The E+ Mobility Accelerator Programme is a project financed by the EIT Urban Mobility. The programme aims to become a powerful platform for transforming innovative mobility startups into successful companies through the acceleration of their business models.
The programme is backed by a pan-European consortium, led by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) in collaboration with CARNET, Barcelona City Council, Barcelona Activa, CTAG – Automotive Technology Center of Galicia, UPF Ventures, Ferrovial, Connected Mobility Hub, CERTH and ENEA.
Boosting urban mobility innovation
The programme will support 10 startups developing solutions in the fields of energy, micromobility and shared mobility – addressing the most pressing mobility challenges of today’s world.
It’ll give these startups business and technical mentoring, providing access to key players for market and technical validation and connecting and preparing them to build pilots with relevant stakeholders. Through this programme, the goal is to accelerate the introduction of startup-led solutions in the market while helping cities and companies solve their challenges faster and more efficiently.
What’s in store?
Now in its 2nd year, after a successful first edition, the E+ Mobility Accelerator Programme will offer to 10 selected applicants:
- Up to 30 hours of individualised business coaching and training
- Mentoring by industry experts and experienced founders
- Product and technology validation with potential access to a network of living labs
- Investor pitch coaching and potential contacts with investors and VC funds
- Access to EIT Urban Mobility investment initiatives and funding instruments
- Tickets to Tomorrow.Mobility 2023
- Promotion of your startup among the consortia network and through their communication channels.
- Access to a €2500 grant
Last year, startups Hydrogen Alfa, a developer of a hydrogen storage system, and Bavertis, an energy monitor software, were selected as the best-emerging companies from the first batch. This allowed them to be invited to enter the EIT Urban Mobility portfolio of invested companies, an opportunity with great benefits when scaling their companies.
Who’s it for?
For the 2023 call, applying startups need to hit the following eligibility criteria:
- A clear, scalable business opportunity with a preferred TRL of 4 – 7
- A team with at least 2 FTE. NOT a single founder. Not necessarily connected to monetary compensation
- Startups must be incorporated in EU or Horizon Europe-associated countries
- Founders and employees (e.g. Employee Stock Ownership Plan, ESOP) should own more than 50% of shares
- No more than 10% of your shares are held outside of the eligible countries
- Fit with the energy, micromobility and shared mobility scope
The deadline for applications is 21 April 2022! Apply here today.
E+Mobility Accelerator Programme is a project under the support of EIT Urban Mobility.
EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), aims to accelerate solutions and the transition towards a user-centric, integrated and truly multimodal transport system. As the leading European innovation community for urban mobility, EIT Urban Mobility works to avoid fragmentation by facilitating collaboration between cities, industry, academia, research and innovation to solve the most pressing mobility challenges of cities. Using cities as living labs, its industry, research and university partners will demonstrate how new technologies can work to solve real problems in real cities by transporting people, goods and waste in smarter ways.